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SSC JE 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - June 07, 2017

SSC JE 2018 is conducted in two phases of paper 1 and paper 2 on the same day. Paper 1 is conducted online whereas paper 2 is conducted offline.

  • Paper 1 contains questions paper of 200 marks to be done in 2 hours of duration. 
  • There is also a negative marking of 1/4th. For every single correct answer candidate will be awarded 1 mark and there is a deduction of 0.25 marks for incorrect response.
  • Paper 1 consist of three sections of General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical).
  • Candidates who manages to clear paper 1 will only be eligible in paper 2. Paper 1 will act as a gateway for paper 2.
  • Paper 2 contains question paper of 300 marks to be completed in 2 hours.
  • It contains the questions based on General eng. (civil & structural), (Electrical) or (Mechanical) as per candidates choice.

SSC JE  is conducted every year by Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of Junior Engineer for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical trade.

SSC JE 2018 Highlights Table

Given below are the important highlights of exam pattern of SSC JE 2018. The question paper will be conducted in English language in pen and paper mode only.

Exam ModePaper 1: Computer based test (Online) Paper 2: Pen and paper based mode (Offline)
Number of papers 2
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
SSC JE 2018 Total marksPaper 1: 200 marks Paper 2: 300 marks
Exam duration2 hours for each paper
Exam language English and Hindi
Marking Scheme1 mark per question
Negative Marking0.25 marks in Paper 1

SSC JE 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

SSC JE 2018 is conducted in two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2.  The type of question paper is objective type. Given below is the detailed pattern for paper 1 and paper 2 candidates should check.

Paper 1 

Paper 1 is conducted in an online mode i.e. computer based test. The type of question paper is objective i.e. MCQ based.

  • The duration for paper 1 is 2 hours and the question paper is of 200 marks.
  • For every single correct answer candidate will be awarded 1 mark. There is also a negative marking of 1/4th.
  • Candidates have to lose 0.25 marks for every incorrect response.
  • Paper 1 consist of 3 sections of General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical).
  • Section 1 and section 2 are compulsory for each candidate. In section 3 candidates have to make choice for the subject from Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
  • Section A and B consist of 50 marks each. This section checks the candidate’s ability and knowledge of general reasoning and awareness. Section C consist of 100 marks and checks candidate’s knowledge for the subject chosen from Civil/Mechanical/Electrical.
PapersSubjectsMaximum marksExam duration & time
Paper I- MCQ type1) General Intelligence & Reasoning50 marks 2 hours (from 10 am to 12 pm)
2) General Awareness50 marks 
3) General eng. (civil & structural) OR part B General eng. (electrical) OR part C General eng. (Mechanical)100 marks

Paper 2   

Paper 2 is conducted in an offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode. The type of question paper is multiple choice based.

  • The duration of exam is 2 hours i.e. from 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • Candidates have to attempt question paper of 300 marks in 2 hours.
  • Paper 2 is a conventional type exam, candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- General eng. (civil & structural), Part B- General eng. (Electrical) or Part C- General eng. (Mechanical).
PapersSubjectsMaximum marksExam duration & time
Paper II- conventional typePart A- General eng. (civil & structural) OR Part B- General eng. (Electrical) OR Part C- General eng. (Mechanical)300 marks2 hours (from 2 pm to 4 pm)

SSC JE 2018 Syllabus  

Given below is the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 differently candidates should check. Having an ample knowledge of syllabus will help the candidates score better.

Paper 1General Intelligence & Reasoning Arithmetical reasoning Verbal & figure classification Relationship concepts Observation Discrimination Visual memory Decision making Judgment Analysis Problem solving Space visualization Similarities Analogies
Arithmetical Number Series General AwarenessScientific research Indian constitution General polity Economics Culture, Geography Sports, History Current events etc
Electrical engineeringBasic electronics Utilization of electrical energy Estimation & costing Generation, transmission & distribution Synchronous machines Fractional kilowatt motors & single phase induction motors Electrical machines Measurement & measuring instruments AC fundamentals Magnetic circuit Circuit law Basic concepts
Mechanical engineeringProduction engineering classification of steels Principles hydraulic turbines centrifugal pumps Fluid pressure fluid kinematics dynamics of ideal fluids measurement of flow rate basic Fluid mechanics & machinery properties & classification of fluid, fluid statics measurement Thermal eng. Properties of pure substance 1st & 2nd law of thermodynamics air standard cycles for IC engines performance IC engine combustion IC engine cooling & lubrication Rankine cycle of steam boiler, classification specification, fittings & accessories air compressors & their cycles refrigerator cycle principle of a refrigerator plant nozzles & steam turbines. Engineering mechanics & strength of materials Theory of machines & machines design.
Paper 2 Conventional TypeCivil Engineering Building material Environmental engineering Transportation eng. Irrigation eng. Hydraulics Soil mechanics Surveying Estimating, costing & valuation
Structural engineeringSteel design RCC design Concrete technology Theory of structures

Books plays an important role in the life of students. It is necessary to study the good books for the exam which does not contain any mistake. Given below are some of the important recommended books for candidates preparing for SSC JE 2018. 

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
Chapter wise Solved Papers SSC Staff Selection Commission Reasoning 2017Paperback – 2017 Arihant Experts
SSC (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness for Junior Engineers Guide 2017GKP

General Awareness 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
General Knowledge 2018 Manohar Pandey
SC General Awareness Topic-wise Latest 35 Solved Papers (2010-2016)Disha Experts

Civil Engineering

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
SSC JE Civil Engineering Objective (SSC Junior Engineer)Praganya
Civil Engineering: Through Objective Type QuestionsGupta
SSC (CPWD/MES) Civil Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Practice Papers for Junior Engineers 2017 GKP

Mechanical Engineering 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
SSC JE: Mechanical Engineering - Topicwise Previous Solved Papers Made Easy Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Exam GuideDisha Experts
Mechanical Engineering (Conventional and Objective Type): Conventional and Objective TypesR.S.Khurmi

Electrical Engineering 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Exam GuideRPH Editorial Board 
SSC JE: Electrical Engineering – Topic wise Previous Solved Papers Made Easy Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Engineer Exam Guide –Cum-Practice Work Book—English Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX

SSC JE 2018 Important Instructions

Given below are the important instruction for SSC JE 2018 candidates should read to avoid unknown mistake:

  • Candidate should reach the exam center 1 hour prior than the commencement of exam
  • Candidates must not forget Admit Card on the day of exam, it is gateway to the examination hall.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Do not open the test booklet without permission
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the invigilator.
  • Answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Candidates should carefully listen to the instruction given by the invigilator.
  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 



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